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ON GUNS AND ELIZABETH, A COUPLE OF THE CANDIDATES FORCALLING FOR OF THE CANDIDATES FORCALLING FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF A SUPREME THE IMPEACHMENT OF A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. COURT JUSTICE. WOOL GET WOOL GET WE’LL GET TO THAT. WE’LL GET TO THAT.>>>BUT WE WANT TO TURN TO IRAN>>>BUT WE WANT TO TURN TO IRAN WHICH IS DENYING THE ACCUSATION WHICH IS DENYING THE ACCUSATION THAT WAS BEHIND A SERIES OF THAT WAS BEHIND A SERIES OF DRONE ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA. DRONE ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA. THOSE EARLY MORNING SATURDAY THOSE EARLY MORNING SATURDAY ATTACKS TARGETED A MAJOR OIL ATTACKS TARGETED A MAJOR OIL FIELD OPERATED BY SAUDI IRANCO FIELD OPERATED BY SAUDI IRANCO AND CUT COMPANY’S LIQUID NATURAL AND CUT COMPANY’S LIQUID NATURAL GASE AND ETHANE PRODUCTION. GASE AND ETHANE PRODUCTION. OIL PRICES HAVE SPIKED NEARLY OIL PRICES HAVE SPIKED NEARLY 15% IN THE AFTERMATH AND HEATING 15% IN THE AFTERMATH AND HEATING OIL FEATURES HAVE BOTH JUMPED OIL FEATURES HAVE BOTH JUMPED SIGNIFICANTLY. SIGNIFICANTLY. YEMEN’S HOUTHI REBELS WHICH ARE YEMEN’S HOUTHI REBELS WHICH ARE BACKED BY IRAN HAVE CLAIMED BACKED BY IRAN HAVE CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY SAID IN RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY SAID IN A SHORT ADDRESS ON A SATELLITE A SHORT ADDRESS ON A SATELLITE NEWS CHANNEL THAT THE ATTACKS NEWS CHANNEL THAT THE ATTACKS ARE RELATED TO THE SAUDI-LED WAR ARE RELATED TO THE SAUDI-LED WAR IN YEMEN WHICH HAS LED TO A IN YEMEN WHICH HAS LED TO A CATASTROPHIC FAMINE AND CATASTROPHIC FAMINE AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND LEFT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND LEFT ALMOST 100,000 PEOPLE DEAD, ALMOST 100,000 PEOPLE DEAD, INCLUDING SCORES OF CIVILIANS. INCLUDING SCORES OF CIVILIANS. HOWEVER, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE HOWEVER, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TWEETED THAT IRAN IS POMPEO TWEETED THAT IRAN IS DIRECTLY TO BLAME AND, QUOTE DIRECTLY TO BLAME AND, QUOTE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE ATTACKS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE ATTACKS CAME FROM YEMEN. CAME FROM YEMEN. AND A SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL TELLS AND A SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE ATTACKS CAME NBC NEWS THAT THE ATTACKS CAME FROM THE DIRECTION OF IRAN. FROM THE DIRECTION OF IRAN. NOW, THE PRESIDENT TOOK TO NOW, THE PRESIDENT TOOK TO TWITTER TO RESPOND TO THE TWITTER TO RESPOND TO THE WEEKEND’S ATTACKS WRITING IN WEEKEND’S ATTACKS WRITING IN PART, QUOTE, SAUDI ARABIA OIL PART, QUOTE, SAUDI ARABIA OIL SUPPLY WAS ATTACKED. SUPPLY WAS ATTACKED. THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WE KNOW THE CULPRIT. WE KNOW THE CULPRIT. ARE LOCKED AND LOADED DEPENDING ARE LOCKED AND LOADED DEPENDING ON VERIFICATION, HOWEVER, THE ON VERIFICATION, HOWEVER, THE PRESIDENT THEN CONTINUES, PRESIDENT THEN CONTINUES, WRITING THE ADMINISTRATION IS, WRITING THE ADMINISTRATION IS, QUOTE, WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE QUOTE, WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE KINGDOM AS TO WHO THEY BELIEVE KINGDOM AS TO WHO THEY BELIEVE WAS THE CAUSE OF THIS ATTACK AND WAS THE CAUSE OF THIS ATTACK AND UNDER WHAT TERMS WE SHOULD — WE UNDER WHAT TERMS WE SHOULD — WE WOULD PROCEED. WOULD PROCEED.>>THAT IS BIZARRE.>>THAT IS BIZARRE.>>WHAT?>>WHAT?>>THAT HE –>>THAT HE –>>HE’S WAITING FOR WORD FROM –>>HE’S WAITING FOR WORD FROM –>>HE NEEDS WORD FROM SOMEONE –>>HE NEEDS WORD FROM SOMEONE –>>MBS.>>MBS.>>A DICTATOR.>>A DICTATOR.>>TO DETERMINE WHETHER>>TO DETERMINE WHETHER AMERICANS ARE GOING TO GO FIGHT AMERICANS ARE GOING TO GO FIGHT AND POSSIBLY DIE IN ANOTHER AND POSSIBLY DIE IN ANOTHER MIDDLE EAST WAR. MIDDLE EAST WAR.>>THAT’S PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING>>THAT’S PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. YOU NEED TO KNOW. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PREVIOUSLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PREVIOUSLY USED THE LOCKED AND LOAD THREAT USED THE LOCKED AND LOAD THREAT AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND USED AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND USED NEARLY IDENTICAL LANGUAGE AIMED NEARLY IDENTICAL LANGUAGE AIMED AT RAURN EARLIER THIS SUMMER. AT RAURN EARLIER THIS SUMMER. WOI. WOI.>>RICHARD HAASS, WHEN NEWS>>RICHARD HAASS, WHEN NEWS BROKE FRIDAY NIGHT, EARLY BROKE FRIDAY NIGHT, EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, I THINK I GOT SATURDAY MORNING, I THINK I GOT A BREAKING NEWS ALERT FROM BBC. A BREAKING NEWS ALERT FROM BBC. AND MY FIRST REACTION WAS IN THE AND MY FIRST REACTION WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LOOKING AT MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LOOKING AT THIS, OH, WAIT, THE RED SOX LOST THIS, OH, WAIT, THE RED SOX LOST AND THIS HAPPENED. AND THIS HAPPENED. AS I WAS CHECKING MY AS I WAS CHECKING MY NOTIFICATIONS. NOTIFICATIONS. MY QUESTION WAS, DOES YEMEN MY QUESTION WAS, DOES YEMEN REALLY HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO REALLY HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO STRIKE THE SAUDIS TWO MOST STRIKE THE SAUDIS TWO MOST IMPORTANT OIL FACILITIES FROM IMPORTANT OIL FACILITIES FROM THAT DISTANCE? THAT DISTANCE? I — FIRST OF ALL, I FIND THAT I — FIRST OF ALL, I FIND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE. HARD TO BELIEVE. AT THE SAME TIME, RICHARD, GIVE AT THE SAME TIME, RICHARD, GIVE US YOUR INSIGHTS. US YOUR INSIGHTS. WOULD IRAN BE SO BRAZE SNEN WOULD IRAN BE SO BRAZE SNEN WOULD WOULD BRAZEN? BRAZEN? WOULD THEY BE SO RECKLESS TO WOULD THEY BE SO RECKLESS TO ACTUALLY LAUNCH ATTACKS ON THESE ACTUALLY LAUNCH ATTACKS ON THESE REFINERIES? REFINERIES? KNOWING THAT THEY COULD EXPECT KNOWING THAT THEY COULD EXPECT THE NAME IS RETURN IF THEY DID? THE NAME IS RETURN IF THEY DID?>>JOE, THE FOG OF WAR IS>>JOE, THE FOG OF WAR IS PARTICULARLY THICK THIS MORNING. PARTICULARLY THICK THIS MORNING.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>THIS THE HOUTHIS HAVE CERTAIN>>THIS THE HOUTHIS HAVE CERTAIN CAPABILITY LARGELY SUPPLIED BY CAPABILITY LARGELY SUPPLIED BY IRAN. IRAN. ONE WAY TO THINK OF THIS IS THIS ONE WAY TO THINK OF THIS IS THIS COULD BE REVENGE AGAINST SAUDI COULD BE REVENGE AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA BECAUSE OF ITS POLICY IN ARABIA BECAUSE OF ITS POLICY IN YEMEN, IT’S HIGH-LEVEL BOMBING YEMEN, IT’S HIGH-LEVEL BOMBING THAT’S CAUSED ALL SORTS OF THAT’S CAUSED ALL SORTS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, YEARS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, YEARS OF SALE OF WAR SALE OF WAR CIVIL WAR THERE. CIVIL WAR THERE. THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE AGAINST RAURN ANDIRAN RETALIATIN AGAINST RAURN ANDIRAN RETALIATIN AND IRAN USUALLY DOES IT BEHIND AND IRAN USUALLY DOES IT BEHIND SOME MILITIA, THEY HIDE THEIR SOME MILITIA, THEY HIDE THEIR HAND. HAND. RIGHT NOW I’VE SEEN REPORTS THIS RIGHT NOW I’VE SEEN REPORTS THIS COULD BE DRONES, CRUISE MISSILES COULD BE DRONES, CRUISE MISSILES OR BALLISTIC MISSILES. OR BALLISTIC MISSILES. I’VE SEEN THE IDEA IT COULD HAVE I’VE SEEN THE IDEA IT COULD HAVE COME OUT OF YEMEN, IRAQ OR IRAN COME OUT OF YEMEN, IRAQ OR IRAN ITSELF. ITSELF. SO IT’S UNCLEAR. SO IT’S UNCLEAR. AND THE ADMINISTRATION HASN’T AND THE ADMINISTRATION HASN’T HELPED BECAUSE THEIR COMMENTS HELPED BECAUSE THEIR COMMENTS HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE. HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE. THEY TALK ABOUT WE KNOW THE THEY TALK ABOUT WE KNOW THE CULPRIT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE CULPRIT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE BLAMES IRAN. BLAMES IRAN. MY OWN SENSE IS IRAN LIKELY HAD MY OWN SENSE IS IRAN LIKELY HAD A ROLE BUT EXACTLY WHAT IS A ROLE BUT EXACTLY WHAT IS UNCLEAR. UNCLEAR. THEY SEEM TO BE QUITE FORWARD ON THEY SEEM TO BE QUITE FORWARD ON THEIR SKIS. THEIR SKIS. THE COMMENT YOU REFERRED TO THIS THE COMMENT YOU REFERRED TO THIS DEFERENCE TO SAUDI ARABIA IS DEFERENCE TO SAUDI ARABIA IS BIZARRE TO SAY THE LEAST. BIZARRE TO SAY THE LEAST. AND THEN OUR OPTIONS RUNS WEONCE AND THEN OUR OPTIONS RUNS WEONCE LEARN ABOUT IT AREN’T GREAT. LEARN ABOUT IT AREN’T GREAT. IF IT’S YEMEN DRIVEN, WE DON’T IF IT’S YEMEN DRIVEN, WE DON’T WANT TO GET ANYMORE INVOLVED IN WANT TO GET ANYMORE INVOLVED IN THE CIVIL WAR. THE CIVIL WAR. WE WANT TO DIAL IT DOWN. WE WANT TO DIAL IT DOWN. IF IRAN’S INVOLVED WE’RE ALREADY IF IRAN’S INVOLVED WE’RE ALREADY CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE SO CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE SO WHAT’S LEFT? WHAT’S LEFT? IF WE RETALIATE MILITARILY, IF WE RETALIATE MILITARILY, NOBODY THINKS IT WOULD STOP NOBODY THINKS IT WOULD STOP THERE. THERE.>>RICHARD, THOUGH, BUT HOW>>RICHARD, THOUGH, BUT HOW RECKLESS THAT YOU HAVE THE RECKLESS THAT YOU HAVE THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE PRESIDENT BOOTHTH BLAMING IRAN A PRESIDENT BOOTHTH BLAMING IRAN A THE PRESIDENT SAYING WE’RE THE PRESIDENT SAYING WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED AND IF WE GET LOCKED AND LOADED AND IF WE GET CONFIRMATION FROM SAUDI ARABIA CONFIRMATION FROM SAUDI ARABIA THEY SEEM TO SUGGEST — SEEM TO THEY SEEM TO SUGGEST — SEEM TO SUGGEST THEY’RE GOING TO THEN SUGGEST THEY’RE GOING TO THEN STRIKE IRAN. STRIKE IRAN. I JUST WONDER IF THIS — LIKE I JUST WONDER IF THIS — LIKE YOU SAID, THERE’S THE FOG OF WAR YOU SAID, THERE’S THE FOG OF WAR AND I WONDER IF YOU LOOK THROUGH AND I WONDER IF YOU LOOK THROUGH THE FOG IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE THE FOG IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE BAY OF CONK AND IF SOMETHING BAY OF CONK AND IF SOMETHING ACTUALLY HAPPENS FROM THIS. ACTUALLY HAPPENS FROM THIS. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE LOOKING IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AN EXCUSE TO GO TO WAR WITH FOR AN EXCUSE TO GO TO WAR WITH IRAN. IRAN.>>SOME MAY BE, BUT ON THE OTHER>>SOME MAY BE, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THE ENTIRE TRUMP PRESIDENCY HAND THE ENTIRE TRUMP PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN PREMISED ON THE IDEA OF HAS BEEN PREMISED ON THE IDEA OF WINDING DOWN WARS. WINDING DOWN WARS. HE USES THE PHRASE FIRE AND HE USES THE PHRASE FIRE AND FURRY, LOCKED AND LOADED, BUT FURRY, LOCKED AND LOADED, BUT THE LAST I CHECKED, OTHER THAN THE LAST I CHECKED, OTHER THAN SHOOTING A COUPLE OF CRUISE SHOOTING A COUPLE OF CRUISE MISSILES IN SYRIA, WE HAVE NOT MISSILES IN SYRIA, WE HAVE NOT USED MILITARY ACTION. USED MILITARY ACTION. IF WE WERE TO USE MILITARY FORCE IF WE WERE TO USE MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAN, I DON’T KNOW AGAINST IRAN, I DON’T KNOW ANYBODY IN THE BUSINESS WHO ANYBODY IN THE BUSINESS WHO THINKS THAT’S THE BEGINNING AND THINKS THAT’S THE BEGINNING AND END OF IT. END OF IT. AGAIN, YOU HAVE IRANIA MALISH AGAIN, YOU HAVE IRANIA MALISH SHAHS, IRAN ITSELF COULD DO SHAHS, IRAN ITSELF COULD DO THINGS. THINGS. THIS HAS ALLS TAKENREADY TAKEN D THIS HAS ALLS TAKENREADY TAKEN D KNOW HOW LONG. KNOW HOW LONG. YOU HAVE THE FOG OF WAR ARE TO YOU HAVE THE FOG OF WAR ARE TO BE BLUNT, YOU HAVE THE FOG OF BE BLUNT, YOU HAVE THE FOG OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY.>>IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND.>>IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND. TRUMP ALSO TWEETED YESTERDAY, TRUMP ALSO TWEETED YESTERDAY, QUOTE, THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING QUOTE, THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN, NO CONDITIONS. IRAN, NO CONDITIONS. THAT SAN INCORRECT STATEMENT? THAT SAN INCORRECT STATEMENT?>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>>>AS USUAL.>>>>AS USUAL.>>I THOUGHT I SWORE THE>>I THOUGHT I SWORE THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD DO THAT PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD DO THAT HIMSELF. HIMSELF. I WISH WHEN HE SOME VIDEOTAPE I WISH WHEN HE SOME VIDEOTAPE THAT WOULD CLARIFY THIS THAT WOULD CLARIFY THIS MISUNDERSTANDING, THIS SO-CALLED MISUNDERSTANDING, THIS SO-CALLED FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS.>>CUE THE MONTAGE.>>CUE THE MONTAGE.>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET. IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET.>>DO YOU HAVE PRECONDITIONS>>DO YOU HAVE PRECONDITIONS NOOR MEETING? NOOR MEETING?>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO.>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO. THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANYTIME THEY WANT. ANYTIME THEY WANT. IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US, AND GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US, AND GOOD FOR THE WORLD. FOR THE WORLD. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET.>>IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH YOU>>IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH YOU ANT AYATOLLAH. ANT AYATOLLAH.>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT, ANYTHING>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT, ANYTHING THAT GETS YOU TO THE RESULT, YOU THAT GETS YOU TO THE RESULT, YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD. WANT TO TALK GOOD. OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. YEARS.>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED.>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS.>>I THINK WE’VE DONE MORE>>I THINK WE’VE DONE MORE SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY WORKING. AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY WORKING. PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR HE’S PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR HE’S HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS.>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU FOR SEE A MEETING BETWEEN FOR SEE A MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN LEADER LATER THIS MONTH LEADER LATER THIS MONTH SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS? SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS?>>SURE.>>SURE.>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT? THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS.>>OKAY, SO WE HEARD IT ABOUT>>OKAY, SO WE HEARD IT ABOUT SEVEN TIMES FROM THE PRESIDENT, SEVEN TIMES FROM THE PRESIDENT, AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S SECRETARY OF STATE. SECRETARY OF STATE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S>>AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S TREASURY SECRETARY THAT THEY TREASURY SECRETARY THAT THEY WOULD IMMEDIATE IRAN WITH NO WOULD IMMEDIATE IRAN WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS. LET’S PUT THAT TWEET BACK UP LET’S PUT THAT TWEET BACK UP AGAIN. AGAIN.>>LET’S SEE HERE.>>LET’S SEE HERE.>>THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE FAKE>>THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN, NO TO MEET WITH IRAN, NO CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS. THAT IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT. THAT IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT. OKAY. OKAY. SO THIS IS — I DON’T KNOW. SO THIS IS — I DON’T KNOW. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE FRAGILE AND PEOPLE THAT ARE FRAGILE AND DON’T LIKE WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S DON’T LIKE WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S CALLED A LIAR. CALLED A LIAR. SO I WILL LET YOU CONCLUDE SO I WILL LET YOU CONCLUDE YOURSELF WHETHER YOU THINK THE YOURSELF WHETHER YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT IS A LIAR OR NOT AND PRESIDENT IS A LIAR OR NOT AND WHETHER HE USES FAKE NEWS TO WHETHER HE USES FAKE NEWS TO COVER UP HIS LIES, AS HE’S DONE COVER UP HIS LIES, AS HE’S DONE REPEATEDLY. REPEATEDLY. PRESIDENT JUST SAID IT WAS A PRESIDENT JUST SAID IT WAS A LIE. LIE.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>TO SUGGEST THAT HE WAS GOING>>TO SUGGEST THAT HE WAS GOING TO MEET WITH PRESEASONS. TO MEET WITH PRESEASONS. I WANT TO RUN THAT MONTAGE ONE I WANT TO RUN THAT MONTAGE ONE MORE TIME BECAUSE IT’S MONDAY MORE TIME BECAUSE IT’S MONDAY MORNING. MORNING. I’M A LITTLE — I’M A LITTLE –>>WE’RE SLOW.>>WE’RE SLOW.>>I’M A LITTLE FOGGY HEADED,>>I’M A LITTLE FOGGY HEADED, THE RED SOX SWEPT THIS WEEKEND THE RED SOX SWEPT THIS WEEKEND SO I GOT VERTIGO, SO MAYBE I SO I GOT VERTIGO, SO MAYBE I JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THIS. JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THIS. AS DENZEL WASHINGTON SAID IN AS DENZEL WASHINGTON SAID IN PHILADELPHIA, MAYBE YOU NEED TO PHILADELPHIA, MAYBE YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A FOURTH GRADER. FOURTH GRADER. EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A FOURTH GRADER. FOURTH GRADER. THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT’S FAKE — THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT’S FAKE –>>STAY WITH ME.>>STAY WITH ME.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>STAY WITH ME, Y’ALL.>>STAY WITH ME, Y’ALL.>>WE’RE ALL WITH YA.>>WE’RE ALL WITH YA.>>I’M TALK TOURING FRIENDS OUT>>I’M TALK TOURING FRIENDS OUT THERE, HEY, Y’ALL, YOU YOU STILL THERE, HEY, Y’ALL, YOU YOU STILL WITH ME? WITH ME?>>WATCH YOUR ACCENT.>>WATCH YOUR ACCENT.>>THAT’S MY ACCENT.>>THAT’S MY ACCENT. SO Y’ALL ARE YOU STILL WITH SHE? SO Y’ALL ARE YOU STILL WITH SHE? BECAUSE I’M GOING TO SHOW Y’ALL BECAUSE I’M GOING TO SHOW Y’ALL WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN THE WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN THE TWEET. TWEET. THIS WAS ON THE TWITTER. THIS WAS ON THE TWITTER. WATCH THIS. WATCH THIS. CAN Y’ALL PUT THE TWITTER UP CAN Y’ALL PUT THE TWITTER UP BEGIN. BEGIN.>>WE’LL PUT IT UP AGAIN.>>WE’LL PUT IT UP AGAIN.>>THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT>>THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN NO I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN NO CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS. THIS IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT, THIS IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT, AS USUAL. AS USUAL.>>NEVER SAID THAT.>>NEVER SAID THAT.>>WOW, HE REALLY GOT THE FAKE>>WOW, HE REALLY GOT THE FAKE NEWS, DIDN’T HE? NEWS, DIDN’T HE? WELL, LET’S SEE IF THE PRESIDENT WELL, LET’S SEE IF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FRIENDS EVER SAID HE WAS AND HIS FRIENDS EVER SAID HE WAS GOING TO MEET WITH IRAN WITH NO GOING TO MEET WITH IRAN WITH NO PRESEASONS. PRESEASONS. ROLL THE TAPE. ROLL THE TAPE.>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET. IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET.>>DO YOU HAVE PRE CONDITIONS>>DO YOU HAVE PRE CONDITIONS FOR THAT MEETING? FOR THAT MEETING?>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO.>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO. IF THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US AND GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US AND GOOD FOR THE WORLD. FOR THE WORLD. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET.>>IS IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH>>IS IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH THE AYATOLLAH? THE AYATOLLAH?>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT.>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT. ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO THE ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO THE RESULT, YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD, RESULT, YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD, OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. YEARS.>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED.>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS.>>I THINK YOU’VE DONE MORE>>I THINK YOU’VE DONE MORE SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY AND IT’S WORKING. AND IT’S WORKING. PRESIDENT IS HAPPY TO TAKE A PRESIDENT IS HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS.>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU FORESEE A MEETING BETWEEN FORESEE A MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN LEADER LATER THIS MONTH LEADER LATER THIS MONTH SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS? SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS?>>SURE.>>SURE.>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT? THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS.>>THERE IT IS, I’M CONFUSED>>THERE IT IS, I’M CONFUSED BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAYS NO BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAYS NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS. SHAN MONTH, SHAN MONTH, SHANNON, HE SAYS NO SHANNON, HE SAYS NO PRECONDITIONS, MIKE POMPEO SAYS PRECONDITIONS, MIKE POMPEO SAYS NO PRECONDITIONS, THE TREASURY NO PRECONDITIONS, THE TREASURY SECRETARY SAYING NO SECRETARY SAYING NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS. THE PRESIDENT SOUNDS FAIRLY THE PRESIDENT SOUNDS FAIRLY DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE IRANIANS. IRANIANS. WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK AND WHY WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK AND WHY IS HE NOW LYING AND SAYING THAT IS HE NOW LYING AND SAYING THAT HE NEVER SAID HE WOULD MEET THE HE NEVER SAID HE WOULD MEET THE IRANIANS WITH NO PRECONDITIONS? IRANIANS WITH NO PRECONDITIONS?>>YEAH, WELL, AND IT’S KIND OF>>YEAH, WELL, AND IT’S KIND OF A CRYPTIC TWEET, I DON’T KNOW A CRYPTIC TWEET, I DON’T KNOW WHAT NO CONDITIONS IN CAPS AND WHAT NO CONDITIONS IN CAPS AND QUOTES ACTUALLY MEANS. QUOTES ACTUALLY MEANS. WE’LL ASK HIM AT DEPARTURE WE’LL ASK HIM AT DEPARTURE TODAY, WE’LL ALL BE ON THE SOUTH TODAY, WE’LL ALL BE ON THE SOUTH LAWN AND I’LL TRY TO GET AN LAWN AND I’LL TRY TO GET AN UPDATE ON WHAT HE’S THINKING. UPDATE ON WHAT HE’S THINKING. WHAT I CAN TELL YOU FROM INSIDE WHAT I CAN TELL YOU FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE THERE’S A LOT OF THE WHITE HOUSE THERE’S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT THE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S POLICY ON IRAN IS PRESIDENT’S POLICY ON IRAN IS GOING TO BE BECAUSE IT SEEMS THE GOING TO BE BECAUSE IT SEEMS THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HIS PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HIS NEXT STEP SHOULD BE ON IRAN. NEXT STEP SHOULD BE ON IRAN. AND IT SEEMS THAT HE IS A BIT AND IT SEEMS THAT HE IS A BIT TORN BETWEEN MACRON, WHO REALLY TORN BETWEEN MACRON, WHO REALLY SORT OF PUT THE PRESSURE ON HIM SORT OF PUT THE PRESSURE ON HIM AT THE G7 TO SIT DOWN TO TRY TO AT THE G7 TO SIT DOWN TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE WITH IRAN, TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE WITH IRAN, TO TRY TO GET SOME SORT OF TALKS MOVING TO GET SOME SORT OF TALKS MOVING TO GET AN IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL THAT GET AN IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL THAT THE U.S. IS INVOLVED IN BACK ON THE U.S. IS INVOLVED IN BACK ON THE TABLE. THE TABLE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE’S HAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE’S HAD NETANYAHU WHO HE MEWES VIEWS ASV NETANYAHU WHO HE MEWES VIEWS ASV HIS CLOSEST ALLIES PUSHING HIM HIS CLOSEST ALLIES PUSHING HIM ON IRAN. ON IRAN. NETANYAHU IS FACING HIS OWN NETANYAHU IS FACING HIS OWN ISSUES BACK IN ISRAEL. ISSUES BACK IN ISRAEL. AND NOW HAVING BOLTON NO LONGER AND NOW HAVING BOLTON NO LONGER AT THE TABLE THROWS A LOT OF AT THE TABLE THROWS A LOT OF CONFUSION ABOUT WHERE EVERYONE CONFUSION ABOUT WHERE EVERYONE STANDS ON. STANDS ON. PY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF PY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHERE WHAT HIS NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO WHAT HIS NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO BE. BE. THEY’RE FUMBLING AROUND TO THEY’RE FUMBLING AROUND TO FIGURE OUT WHO TO BLAME FOR THE FIGURE OUT WHO TO BLAME FOR THE SAUDI ATTACK ALTHOUGH IT’S A SAUDI ATTACK ALTHOUGH IT’S A TIME YOU SHOULD BE QUIET. TIME YOU SHOULD BE QUIET. BUT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT BUT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO ENGAGE IN ANY ATTACKS BUT HE TO ENGAGE IN ANY ATTACKS BUT HE CAN’T LOOK SOFT ON RAURN AND HE CAN’T LOOK SOFT ON RAURN AND HE STILL HAS HIS BIGGEST ALLIES STILL HAS HIS BIGGEST ALLIES LIKE NETANYAHU OUT THERE LIKE NETANYAHU OUT THERE PRESSURING HIM TO TAKE SOME SORT PRESSURING HIM TO TAKE SOME SORT OF ACTION ON IRAN AND TO NOT OF ACTION ON IRAN AND TO NOT LOOK LIKE HE IS GOING SOFT LOOK LIKE HE IS GOING SOFT THERE. THERE.>>WELL, THAT IS A GREAT POINT.>>WELL, THAT IS A GREAT POINT. JONATHAN, OBVIOUSLY NETANYAHU JONATHAN, OBVIOUSLY NETANYAHU WAS THROWING EVERYTHING AT THE WAS THROWING EVERYTHING AT THE WALL THAT HE CAN. WALL THAT HE CAN. HE’S TALKED ABOUT OCCUPYING HE’S TALKED ABOUT OCCUPYING EVERYTHING SHORT OF KANSAS CITY. EVERYTHING SHORT OF KANSAS CITY. HE DOES THESE THINGS BEFORE HE DOES THESE THINGS BEFORE ELECTIONS TRYING TO, AGAIN, ELECTIONS TRYING TO, AGAIN, TRYING TO GET AS MANY HARD-RIGHT TRYING TO GET AS MANY HARD-RIGHT VOTERS ON HIS SIDE BEFORE HE VOTERS ON HIS SIDE BEFORE HE GOES TO THE BALLOT BOX. GOES TO THE BALLOT BOX. COULD IT BE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS COULD IT BE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SIMPLY TAKING A HARDER LINE THIS SIMPLY TAKING A HARDER LINE THIS WEEK ON IRAN BECAUSE OF THE WEEK ON IRAN BECAUSE OF THE ATTACKS BUT ALSO BECAUSE HE ATTACKS BUT ALSO BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HELP NETANYAHU WIN WANTS TO HELP NETANYAHU WIN ENOUGH VOTES TO BE ABLE TO ENOUGH VOTES TO BE ABLE TO COBBLE TOGETHER A RULING COBBLE TOGETHER A RULING COALITION IN ISRAEL? COALITION IN ISRAEL?>>NETANYAHU’S FATE IS CERTAINLY>>NETANYAHU’S FATE IS CERTAINLY VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PRESIDENT, VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PRESIDENT, ARGUABLY HIS CLOSEST ARGUABLY HIS CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL ALLY AND ONE HE’S INTERNATIONAL ALLY AND ONE HE’S TRIED TO BACK UP TIME AND TIME TRIED TO BACK UP TIME AND TIME AGAIN. AGAIN. BUT HE HADN’T REALLY FALLEN FOR BUT HE HADN’T REALLY FALLEN FOR THE IDEA OF MEETING WITH THE IDEA OF MEETING WITH PRESIDENT ROUHANI IN THE IS PRESIDENT ROUHANI IN THE IS SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN HIM PRIZE SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN HIM PRIZE THIS PERSONAL DIPLOMACY AND THIS PERSONAL DIPLOMACY AND THERE WAS REAL MOVEMENT HERE TO THERE WAS REAL MOVEMENT HERE TO TRY TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT TRY TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT RESCUE NA HAHNY RESCUE NA HAHNY ROUHANI IN NEW YORK NEXT WEEK. ROUHANI IN NEW YORK NEXT WEEK. IRANIAN NEWS SAYING THE MEETING IRANIAN NEWS SAYING THE MEETING IS OFF. IS OFF. AT THIS POINT IS THE PRESIDENT AT THIS POINT IS THE PRESIDENT EVEN ABLE TO MEET WITH ROUHANI EVEN ABLE TO MEET WITH ROUHANI IN THE U.N. AND SECONDLY WHAT IN THE U.N. AND SECONDLY WHAT SORT OF MESSAGE IS THIS SENDING, SORT OF MESSAGE IS THIS SENDING, THIS SORT OF FOG THAT WE’RE THIS SORT OF FOG THAT WE’RE GETTING CONFLICTING MESSAGES GETTING CONFLICTING MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HIS STAFF FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HIS STAFF AND THE SECRETARY, WHAT DO OUR AND THE SECRETARY, WHAT DO OUR ALLIES THINK BUT HOW IS THIS ALLIES THINK BUT HOW IS THIS PLAYING IN TEHRAN? PLAYING IN TEHRAN?>>I THINK THAT’S WHY HE>>I THINK THAT’S WHY HE BACKTRACKED ON THAT TWEET, WE BACKTRACKED ON THAT TWEET, WE WANT THE MEETING TOO MUCH. WANT THE MEETING TOO MUCH. IF DIPLOMACY IS NOT ON THE IF DIPLOMACY IS NOT ON THE TABLE, THEN IT LEAVES YOU WITH TABLE, THEN IT LEAVES YOU WITH MILITARY FORCE. MILITARY FORCE. AND THEY DON’T WANT US TO USE AND THEY DON’T WANT US TO USE MILITARY FORCE. MILITARY FORCE. ISRAEL ON THE EVEN OF AN ISRAEL ON THE EVEN OF AN ELECTION OR RIGHT AFTER AN ELECTION OR RIGHT AFTER AN ELECTION WHEN THEY’RE TRYING TO ELECTION WHEN THEY’RE TRYING TO FORM A GOVERNMENT, THEY DON’T FORM A GOVERNMENT, THEY DON’T WANT ALL SORTS OF ROCKETS WANT ALL SORTS OF ROCKETS FALLING ON NORTHERN ISRAELI FALLING ON NORTHERN ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS AND VILLEAGES AND SETTLEMENTS AND VILLEAGES AND TOWNS. TOWNS. EVERYBODY’S TALKING TOUGH, EVERYBODY’S TALKING TOUGH, NOBODY WANTS TO ACT TOUGH. NOBODY WANTS TO ACT TOUGH. WHAT THIS DOES IS IT REINFORCES WHAT THIS DOES IS IT REINFORCES THE FENCE THAT THE FENCE THAT THE OFFENSE THAT WE SHOULDN’T GO THE OFFENSE THAT WE SHOULDN’T GO TO WAR. TO WAR. WE MAKE ALL THREATS THAT WE WE MAKE ALL THREATS THAT WE DON’T ACT OPEN. DON’T ACT OPEN. ARE WE WILLING TO TALK TO RAURNI ARE WE WILLING TO TALK TO RAURNI OR NOT. OR NOT. IMAGINE YOU’RE AN AMERICAN ALLY? IMAGINE YOU’RE AN AMERICAN ALLY? YOU GET UP AND HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU GET UP AND HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON. WHAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON. BUT YOU’VE MADE THE CHOICE TO BUT YOU’VE MADE THE CHOICE TO DEPEND ON THE UNITED STATES. DEPEND ON THE UNITED STATES. WE’VE BECOME NOT ONLY THE MOST WE’VE BECOME NOT ONLY THE MOST DISRUPTIVE COUNTRY BUT THE MOST DISRUPTIVE COUNTRY BUT THE MOST UNPREDICTIVE. UNPREDICTIVE. YOU CAN’T BE A SUCCESSFUL GREAT YOU CAN’T BE A SUCCESSFUL GREAT POWER AND BE UNRELIABLE AND YOU POWER AND BE UNRELIABLE AND YOU PREDICTABLE AND THAT’S WHAT PREDICTABLE AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE INCREASINGLY BECOMING. WE’RE INCREASINGLY BECOMING.>>IT’S FASCINATING, MIKA, YOU>>IT’S FASCINATING, MIKA, YOU HAVE — DONALD TRUMP WAS HAVE — DONALD TRUMP WAS DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE TALIBAN IN CAMP DAVID. TALIBAN IN CAMP DAVID. AND THEN HE LEARNED THE TALIBAN AND THEN HE LEARNED THE TALIBAN ARE BAD PEOPLE. ARE BAD PEOPLE. RIGHT? RIGHT? THEN THE PRESIDENT HAS GROWN THEN THE PRESIDENT HAS GROWN INCREASINGLY DESPERATE TO MEET INCREASINGLY DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE IRANIANS. WITH THE IRANIANS. AND NOW HE AWAKENS TO FIND THAT AND NOW HE AWAKENS TO FIND THAT THE IRANIANS AIR DISRUPTINGRE A THE IRANIANS AIR DISRUPTINGRE A FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>IS HE JUST DISCOVERING THIS?>>IS HE JUST DISCOVERING THIS?>>THE PRESIDENT OFDESPERATE TO>>THE PRESIDENT OFDESPERATE TO MEET WITH AND STRIKE A DEAL WITH MEET WITH AND STRIKE A DEAL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF NORTH KOREAN THE PRESIDENT OF NORTH KOREAN DESPITE THE FACT THAT KIM DESPITE THE FACT THAT KIM JONG-UN MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A JONG-UN MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A FOOL EVERY WEEK WITH HIS MISSILE FOOL EVERY WEEK WITH HIS MISSILE TESTS EVERY WEEK WHICH WILL TESTS EVERY WEEK WHICH WILL INCREASE HIS ABILITY TO STRIKE INCREASE HIS ABILITY TO STRIKE THE UNITED STATES IN A COUPLE THE UNITED STATES IN A COUPLE YEARS WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS. YEARS WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS. THIS FOREIGN POLICY DISTURBING THIS FOREIGN POLICY DISTURBING BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY INSULTS BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY INSULTS DEMOCRATIC ALLIES ACROSS EUROPE, DEMOCRATIC ALLIES ACROSS EUROPE, HE ALSO CONTINUES TO EMBRACE — HE ALSO CONTINUES TO EMBRACE –>>COZY UP.>>COZY UP.>>– FOR SOME REASON AND COZY>>– FOR SOME REASON AND COZY UP TO THE WORST REGIMES ACROSS UP TO THE WORST REGIMES ACROSS THE PLANET. THE PLANET.>>WE FOLLOW IT.>>WE FOLLOW IT.>>>STILL AHEAD, BARACK OBAMA>>>STILL AHEAD, BARACK OBAMA WANTED BEYONCE AND DONALD TRUMP WANTED BEYONCE AND DONALD TRUMP WANTED ELTON JOHN. WANTED ELTON JOHN.>>HE LOVED — HE HAS THIS>>HE LOVED — HE HAS THIS OBSESSION WITH ELTON JOHN LIKE OBSESSION WITH ELTON JOHN LIKE YOU USED TO VAN OBSESSION WITH YOU USED TO VAN OBSESSION WITH ANDY GIBB, I THINK. ANDY GIBB, I THINK.>>YES, SHADOW DANCING.>>YES, SHADOW DANCING. BUT THE BRITISH HIT MAKER BUT THE BRITISH HIT MAKER DECLINED TO PLAY THE PRESIDENT’S DECLINED TO PLAY THE PRESIDENT’S INAUGURATION. INAUGURATION. MAYBE THE CROWD WASN’T GOING TO MAYBE THE CROWD WASN’T GOING TO BE BIG ENOUGH. BE BIG ENOUGH.>>IT’S INTIMATE, BUT NOTHING

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